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World Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016, 4(1), 1-4
DOI: 10.12691/jpm-4-1-1
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Prevalence and Predictors of Hemorrhoids among Commercial Motorcyclists in Kaduna State, Nigeria

Yashi Garda Nassa1, Aliyu Danjuma2, Samaila Balarabe Ayuba2, , Sani Ahmed Yahaya2, Bulus Inusa3 and Ishaku Yakubu3

1Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State University

2Department of Nursing Services, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Shika-Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria

3Kaduna State College of Nursing Kafanchan

Pub. Date: January 14, 2016

Cite this paper:
Yashi Garda Nassa, Aliyu Danjuma, Samaila Balarabe Ayuba, Sani Ahmed Yahaya, Bulus Inusa and Ishaku Yakubu. Prevalence and Predictors of Hemorrhoids among Commercial Motorcyclists in Kaduna State, Nigeria. World Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2016; 4(1):1-4. doi: 10.12691/jpm-4-1-1

Abstract

Objective: This study was carried out to assess the prevalence and predictors of hemorrhoids among commercial motorcyclists in Kaduna State, Nigeria. Methods: Stratified simple random sampling technique was used to obtain the representative participants of 290 motorcyclists drawn from ten randomly selected commercial motorcyclist parks in Samaru. Results: The study shows that the majority (97.5%) of participants knew about hemorrhoids and most (90.5%) of them admitted to have one time or the other, suffered from hemorrhoids with nearly a third (32.5%) of them having four or more year’s encounter. Furthermore, more than half (58.0%) of the participants mostly sat on their motorcycles while waiting for passengers, a similar portion, more than half (58.3%) spent between 6 – 15 hours per day riding motorcycle and nearly three in every five (58.7%) of them spent minimum of 5-6 days working (riding motorcycle) in a week. Conclusion: There was high prevalence of hemorrhoids among commercial motorcyclist who are within the active workforce of the nation. Factors associated with this high prevalence include prolong sitting on the motorcycle while waiting for passengers, long time duration of riding commercial motorcycle per day and for the entire week without resting.

Keywords:
hemorrhoids prevalence commercial motorcyclists Kaduna Nigeria

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